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Pakistan ready to boost trade relation among SCO members: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi affirmed on Friday that Pakistan is all set to contribute in elevating trade ties between the member countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry, Dr. Faisal tweeted, “Addressing the 17th session of the SCO Council of Heads of Government, the FM said that Pakistan supports the SCO Contact Group.”

Minister Qureshi emphasized, “Pakistan is ready to play its role in enhancing trade relations between the SCO member countries,” Dr. Faisal informed in his tweet.

Highlighting the significance of SCO, Qureshi said that the organization is a crucial platform that can promote peace in the region.

There are opportunities of mutual interest in Pakistan for SCO member countries, the Minister remarked while informing the attendees of the session that economic agenda of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is beneficial for Pakistani public as well as for the region.

Reiterating Pakistan’s stance, the FM said, “peace and stability in Afghanistan is highly essential for us.”

He further extended well wishes and congratulatory remarks to the government of Tajikistan on a successful conduct of the SCO session.

A day earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda on the sidelines of the 17th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government in Dushanbe.

Noting regular political and parliamentary exchanges, Mehmood Qureshi underlined the importance of closer economic and investment ties and reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire for further intensifying bilateral cooperation in all fields, terming Tajikistan as a key partner in the region.




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